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Grads Grab Success! Brownies

Whether your grad is a kindergartener or college student, they’ll be sure to smile when seeing these cute-as-a-button figures at the party. Make the cakes in our Silicone Brownie Pops Mold and the heads from Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance: Make candy mortarboards. Position medium square Cut-Out on cookie sheet; fill 1/8 in. thick with melted candy in cut parchment bag. Chill until firm.

Step 2

Bake and cool brownies in silicone pan supported by cookie sheet. Unmold, swipe bottom with candy, let set. Repeat as needed. Cover with melted candy; let set. Tint 2 oz. fondant light copper for heads and hands, 1 oz. for white arms and caps using a small amount of Golden Yellow and Ivory, 1 oz. brown with Red-Red for brown arms, caps and hair, 1 oz. yellow for tassels, strings and hair.

Step 3

Make and attach fondant features and decorations.

Step 4

Roll 1 1/8 in. ball heads, 1 3/4 x 1/2 in. logs for arms, 1/4 x 1/8 in. ovals for ears, 1/8 in. ball for nose; attach with damp brush. For hands, roll 1/2 in. balls; flatten, cut and score fingers with knife.

Step 5

For diploma, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 1 in. square and roll up. Attach hands and diploma with damp brush.

Step 6

For hat, roll a 3/4 in. ball; flatten and attach to mortarboard with damp brush.

Step 7

For hair, roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut a 1/2 x 2 in. strip for boy; cut 3/8 in. strands and attach with damp brush. Repeat for a 2nd row. Cut a 1 x 2 in. strip for girl; cut in thin strips and attach with damp brush.

Step 8

For tassels, cut a 1 x 1/2 in. strip; cut 3/8 in. slits for fringe. Roll up strip.

Step 9

For strings, roll a 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. log. Attach string to cap and tassel to string with damp brush. For button on cap, roll a 1/4 in. ball, flatten and attach.

Step 10

Draw eyes and mouth with black FoodWriter.